cary nc: Raleigh NC - New Home Sales Rise - 01/17/12 03:24 AM
RALEIGH NC - New Home Sales Rise Raleigh NC - New home sales rise according to Builder Local Market an On-Line Newsletter for local Builders.
Good news for our local Triangle Real Estate Market.  While home building has stopped in most parts of the country the Raleigh NC
market which included the ever popular Cary is growing.

Why?  We have thriving business base, Research Triangle Park, multiple large universities (NCSU, UNC, DUKE), and a growing Downtown, and quality schools.  This formula has made the Triangle a destination for families.





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cary nc: CARY NC Homes for Sale - Stats and Data - December 2011 - 01/12/12 08:44 AM
CARY NC Homes for Sale - Stats and Data - December 2011 Cary NC homes for sale are still stable.  The number of home for this time of year are expectedly low.  Inventory of homes for sale through the Holiday Season is always light.  Sales light too.
We are looking forward to an active spring season in Cary NC.  Sellers can expect to break even.  While Buyers can still expect to be in the "driver's seat".  

The Cary NC market continues to be a "price war and a beauty contest".  Meaning Sellers should, pre-inspect, make their home as desirable … (6 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Swine Arrested for Hogging Highway! - 03/30/11 05:28 AM
CARY NC Swine Arrested for Hogging Highway!
You can't make this stuff up! 
During morning rush hour five pigs were loose at the very busy highway intersection of I-40 and I-540.  The Highway Patrol was called and a foot chase took place until the culprits were all apprehended.
The situation was made worst by a hard driving rain.  The dedicated deputies had a difficult job trying to capture thier fugitives as well as keep them from harm from oncoming traffic. 
No mention of were the pigs originated.  If no one comes forward to claim the pigs they will be put up … (14 comments)

cary nc: APEX NC Premier Three Story Town Home with Garage-Haddon Hall - 03/23/11 09:31 AM
Premier Three Story Town Home with Garage … (1 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Average Appreciation by Subdivision - 03/16/11 07:56 AM

CARY  NC  Average Appreciation by Subdivision CARY NC Average Appreciation by Subdivision looks like age is selling.  Its no surprise MacGregor Downs is "selling like hotcakes" as we say down south.  It was the first country club community in Cary NC.  It has aged gracefully over the years and folks are seeing its beauty and making renovations.

The same can be said for many of the other neighborhoods that are the top contenders in the area.  Cary is truly a community full of neighbors.  We are beginning to see a trend of original residents  downsizing after their kids have … (3 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Single Family Homes from $400-300,000 - 03/14/11 11:45 AM
CARY NC  Single Family Homes from $400-300,000 CARY NC  Single family homes from $400-300,000 are the "sweet spot" of our market.  We have an abundance of inventory in this price point.  National builders and local custom builders have numerous floor plans to offer home buyers. Single family home amenities in this price range include 2 car garages, 1/4 -1/5 acre, 4 bedrooms and a bonus room, usually a community pool.  Community Pools are not unique, however they are abundant in our area. Most communities have a pool, tennis courts, play area, and the lucky ones access to the County Greenway.  A … (3 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC What is a Due Diligence Fee? - 03/14/11 03:20 AM
CARY NC What is a Due Diligence Fee?
CARY NC What is a Due Diligence Fee?  The state of North Carolina recently adopted a Due Diligence Contract.  Basically the buyer fully inspects the home before committing.
My experience has been that both Buyers and Seller are having had difficulty with the concept of a Due Diligence fee.
 
So what is a Due Diligence fee?
 
The contract states:
A negotiated amount, if any paid by Buyer to Seller with this Contract for Buyer’s right to conduct Due Diligence during the Due Diligence Period. It shall be the property of the … (5 comments)

cary nc: Things To Do In Cary NC - 03/12/11 06:49 AM
Things To Do In CARY NC? Things to do in CARY NC?  While visiting Cary NC I'm often asked what should we do?  Where do I start?   We  have an amazing park system with boat rentals, walking trails, a dog park, even a SK8 park (that's "skate" for those of us over 40) When you're done with all that exercise you'll need some refreshments.  You will be thanking yourself for stopping at Goodberry's!  Goodberry's is Cary's own creation.  A frozen custard where you hand pick the topping.  Yummy!!! Need a midafternoon lift?  Crema Coffee is your answer.  Kevin and Regina are … (6 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Single Family Homes from $400-500,000 - 03/12/11 06:19 AM
CARY NC  Single Family Homes from $400-500,000 CARY NC Single family homes from $400-500,000 are plentiful in our market both form national builders and local custom builders.  This price point will get you on average a third acre, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, bonus room, 2/3 car garages, and numerous custom features.   A few thing I should mention about our market.  Three car garages are not the norm.  In recent years we've begun to see more, however 2 car garages are our standard.  It may stem from not needing to store so many season items. Another item that is not a … (1 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Single Family Homes-$500,000-$700,000 - 03/12/11 05:43 AM
CARY NC  Single Family Homes $500,000-$700,000 CARY NC Single Family Homes - $500,000-$700,000 feature exquisite executive homes with something for everyone.
More than any other Triangle community Cary offers an extensive selection of single family homes in the $500,000-$700,000 price range.  Custom and nationals builders present homes boasting the latest upgrades and styles.  National builders like John Weiland Homes and Toll Brothers offer competitive pricing, long standing quality, and selection. Cary is the housing hub of the economic force RTP (Research Triangle Park).  Cary's close proximity makes it an obvious choice for those corporation calling RTP home.  New highways like I-540 create … (1 comments)

cary nc: Cary NC Western Cary Farmer's Market in Carpenter Village - 03/11/11 05:15 AM
Cary NC  Western Cary Farmer's Market at Carpenter Village Cary NC Western Cary Farmer's Market at Carpenter Village is a Saturday morning event.  Just after dawn the tents are up and the shoppers are ready for fresh fruit, vegetables, and seafood.
 I will tell you I was surprised to see the seafood, fresh shrimp and numerous varieties of fish.The vendors are family farmers from the Western Cary and the fruits and vegetables are very fresh.  I bought a container of huge peaches that were absolutely succulent.  The idea of a Farmer's Market really builds community.  You may pay a bit more however … (2 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Does Your Closing Gift Remind Your Clients of You? - 03/08/11 05:00 AM
 
CARY NC  Does Your Closing Gift Remind Your Clients of You? CARY NC  Does your closing gift remind your clients of you?  If not, it should.  I've had clients say they couldn't remember my contact information off hand but knew exactly where to find it, on my closing gift.   I use a family operated business to embroider my client's name on a throw blanket.  The personalized throw blanket is the perfect closing gift just for that reason, its personalized.   It a picture of a home, their last name, and established (what ever year they bought.
 The best part … (5 comments)

cary nc: Top Parks in the Cary NC area, No Ordinary Parks! - 03/06/11 07:00 AM
Top Parks in the Cary NC Area, No Ordinary Parks! Top parks in the Cary NC, no ordinary parks! Cary is a very family-oriented area that  believes in community.  For that reason they have set aside plenty of green space for parks.  Some are of the unusual nature. Cary's Dog Park- Yes, its a park dedicated to dogs.  Ok the owners are welcome too.  The fascinating part of the Cary Dog Park is the attention to detail.  Painted firehydrants with doggie portraits, benches, walking paths, leash hooks, plenty of bags for you know what, and lots of humans.

 
 
Cary's SK8 … (1 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Agents Owe Thier Clients L.O.A.D.S. - 03/05/11 04:09 AM
CARY NC Agents Owe Thier Clients L.O.A.D.S. CARY NC  Agent owe thier clients L.O.A.D.S.  It's the basic principal of Real Estate.  First le't define "CLIENT".  A client is a party that has a signed Buyer's Agency with a Real Estate agent.  Without the signed document one is simply a CUSTOMER.Once the Buyer's Agency Agreement is signed agents owe thier clients L.O.A.D.S.LoyaltyTo be loyal to the client and act as thier representative.ObedienceObey the clients wishes, within legal perameters, regardless of one's own reservations.AccountabilityBe accountable for the monies, execution of contract, appointments to secure the closing.DisclosureAgent must disclose anything that is knows about … (1 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC What is Your Negotiating Style? - 03/05/11 03:41 AM
CARY NC What is Your Negotiating Style? CARY NC What is your negotiating style?  Knowing your negotiating style can help you determine how to approach your next contract negotiation.Styles of Negotiating:
Submissive Style - Wanting to surrender to the other side.  Results from a feeling of powerlessness. Amicable Style - Willing to give in on issues of substance on order to have a relationship. Tyrannical Style - Demand that the other side gives up everything it has. Compromising Style - Focuses on trade-offs and conflict resolution. Realistic Style - Searches for common interest and needs.  Demands problem-solving behavior. Most people have … (2 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Staging your Home - 03/04/11 12:49 AM
CARY NC Staging Your Home
CARY NC Staging your home is an important aspect of the home selling process.  Buyers want to be able to see themselves and their possessions in the house.
Buying a home is an emotional process that involves all of the senses.  Buyers will be swayed by a bright, fresh smelling home that they can imagine living in themselves. 
I realize it’s a challenge to live in a home that has been staged.  Remember, well staged homes in Cary sell quicker.  The outcome is worth the effort.
Remove clutter: 
Minimize your décor, by packing away … (0 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC 911 Northwoods Drive - Completely Renovated Northwoods Beauty - 03/02/11 06:01 AM
Fully Renovated Beauty in Northwoord … (1 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Is Pricing AT Market Value a Good or Bad Thing? - 03/01/11 10:22 AM
CARY NC Is Pricing AT Market Value a Good or Bad Thing? CARY NC  Is pricing at market value a good or bad thing?  I've been asking myself this because of the events of the past week.Scenario:I have a client for a depressed real estate market, who lost money on the sale of their home.  They are relocating to the Cary area where our market has remained fairly stable.  Over the past two years our market has seen prices slip and days on market rise.  Sellers are frustrated.  Agents are hearing their frustration and are suggesting pricing homes AT market value. … (0 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Neighborhood Swim Teams - 02/18/11 04:34 AM
 
CARY NC Neighborhood Swim Teams A phenomenon in our friendly, family-oriented area is the competition of the Cary NC neighborhood swim teams. Every spring, no matter the temperature,     no matter the school schedule,        no matter the age of the kids.....the competition begins.  Neighborhoods around the Cary area announce its time for swim team.  Kids by the hundreds don their matching suits and begin the endless daily practices. Swimmers begin, in many cases, before they can even be called swimmers.  Generally if they can jump in, make forward movement, of any kind, they are in!  The coaches will take care … (0 comments)

cary nc: CARY NC Carolina Preserve's Bradford Hall - 02/18/11 03:55 AM
 
CARY NC Carolina Preserve's Bradford Hall CARY NC Carolina Preserve's Bradford Hall is the premier amenities center enjoyed by residents of this Del Webb community.This 34,000 square foot showcase features:
Indoor pool Outdoor zero-entry pool with lazy river Tennis Putting green Bocce ball courts Walking Trails Relaxing balcony Computer center Reading room Billiard tables Wii counsels Card room Dance studio Ceramics center complete with kiln Teaching kitchen Fitness center -  UNC staff members A club for every interest under the sun!! Residents of Carolina Preserve are also welcom to use the neighboring Amberly pool when guest, mainly gradkids are visiting. … (0 comments)